BA Sociology and Social Policy
My Expert Service
In my 18th year of designing and running UNIX infrastructures (initially using Sun OS 4, but for the last 14 years Solaris 2 through 10) from small installations (less than 10 systems) to truly massive infrastructures with thousands of machines (and zones) with hundreds of thousands users.
I specialise in deep automation and scripting, and this obviously requires knowledge of applications, protocols, configurations, system validation and services.
Experience & Qualifications
Hands-on, and hands-off, leading by example. actively sharing knowledge, I discuss plans. I take advice. I build consensus. I listen to users, business and technical concerns. I get to the heart of a problem. I resolve issues. I get results.
I am creative and dedicated, demonstrated in two particular ways. Firstly, I am often given the complicated, detailed, delicate tasks others would rather not risk; and secondly, I frequently have already found a solution to problems others are only just becoming aware of. I pride myself on being able to bring wayward projects back on course.
Operating SystemsSolaris 2 through 10
Automation ToolsN1 Service provisioning System, Bash, Korn, Perl, Lisp scripting
Build ToolsWANBoot and Jumstart
VirtualisationSolarsi Zones, Virtual Box
File Systems/Volume Management Solaris Volume Manager (all version), Veritas File System 3.4-5.0, Veritas Volume Manager, ZFS
System ContinuitySun Cluster 3.2, Legato Networker
Web PlatformsApache (all versions), BEA WEBLogic (to 10), TomCat (to 5), WebSphere (All Versions), iPlanet/Sun One Web Server/LDAP and Application Server
ProtocolsTCP/IP, SSH, DNS, NFS, TCP/IP, POP, IMAP, SMPT, FTP, etc
Name ServicesLDAP, NIS+, NIS, DNS
Virtually all UNIX utilities at some stage
Currently I am bringing a bank to SOX compliancy which involves securing hundreds of systems. Previously I worked for Sun Microsystems in what some called the 'guru' role. I've been freelance for 16 years of the 18 I've worked on UNIX.